The Grey Bruce Health Unit is announcing the new provincial eligibility for a third dose series after eight weeks and fourth dose boosters for some individuals with select conditions.

In order to meet this eligibility, individuals must provide their prescription, prescription vial or a referral from a health care professional at the time of their appointment. The prescription or prescription bottle must match a medication within the list linked below.  Only those with this information will be able to receive his or her vaccine.

For a detailed list of those eligible, please review the list provided here:

Some individuals who are immunocompromised can get:

  • a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine eight weeks after their second dose as part of an extended primary series
  • a fourth dose (booster) three months (84 days) after completion of the three-dose primary series

Contact your health care provider to see if you are eligible.

You might be eligible if you are:

  • a transplant recipient (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
  • receiving stable, active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for a malignant hematologic disorder or solid tumor
  • in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell
  • an individual with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (for example, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive or are taking specific immunosuppressant medications (PDF)
  • receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)

Locally, appointments for a fourth dose (booster) can be booked:

source: GBHU